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the now former cia director david patraeus and also one of the nation's top generals. >>> the president will have to do something of a juggling act when he scares off. for starters his high profile cia director is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching
. because of resignation on friday, general david patraeus can testify today before the house and senate intelligence committee. he has made a deal to testify privately tomorrow. it's not clear congress will get all of the answers it is seeking in the september 11th attacks on the benghazi consulate. >> president obama walked into this press conference a day before congress is about to expand investigations on september 11th that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador and defended his actions. >> my orders to my team is do whatever we need to do to make sure they are safe. >> but the time line of events is still not clear and several republicans are calling for water gate style hearings. >> i'm telling you right now if we don't have a committee we're going to fail to get the answers the american people deserve. >> and much of the republican anger here is on susan rice, the u.s. ambassador who on five sunday talk shows blames the attacks on a protest on an anti muslim film. not an assault. the president defended her as he lashed out at republicans. for them to go after the un
as secretary of state. >> also former cia director david patraeus will testify at a closed door hearing on the libra attack tomorrow. there will be no cameras allowed. only about libya and not about the sex scandal involving paula b he expects the patraeus resignation will also be addressed during the libya hearings when they happen. >>> we have learned the army has suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is a former army intelligence officer and we can tell you that fbi special agent frederick finds himself. he took the case to the republicans when he thought it was being stalled for political reasons. his claim is unjustified. played a key roll in stopping a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up lax back in 2000. >>> there is speculation that susan rice could be nominated to become the next secretary of state. republican leaders are vowing to block that nomination. >> all right. wisdom martin. thank you. >> in the meantime more deadly violence in the mid east. militants hit back and killed three israelis today. the deaths of the first in israel since it launched an operatio
ah, director david patraeus resigns. raises a lot of questions and stands the impact of major foreign policy issues facing the obama administration. what happens in the deadly attack in libya. joining us this morning deputy white house editor for politico. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> whenever we see stories like this come out, scandal really, those details leak out. what do we know? >> he was having an affair. the woman involved was his buyographer and appears to been prompted into threatening e-mails he stoent another woman who was working down in florida and that there was some level of threat that she had given that had been so great the fbi started investigating her e-mail and in investigating her e-mail found all of these messages back and forth that made them know there was an affair going on. >> and this was quite some time ago? >> that's right. we also know in terms of the timing on this that the fbi was investigating it over the summer but they did not inform anyone outside of the fbi until this past week the director of national intelligence was told a
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